Friday, May 29, 2015

Former Floral

 Photos by Allison K.

I wanted to post this before spring officially ends. I've had these floral shorts from Forever 21 for over 5 years now (I'm surprised they still fit haha). I haven't worn these in a couple of years, but when I brought these back to San Francisco with me when I was home during winter, I was determined to dress these in a different light then they were worn before (or dark, if you want to be litter all haha↑).
Circa August 8, 2010 

Not only have I learned how to take better selfie's over the years, but hopefully I've learned to style these shorts better as well lol. What do you guys think? haha
Body Suit | Bamboo Sky
Floral Shorts | Forever 21
Moto Jacket | House of Aria
Tights | Old Navy
Necklace | House of Aria

Love,
Kikue

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Snap Back from the Snapback

Photos by Rebecca Sinclaire (My awesome roommate)

Spring semester 2015 is over and so is my stay in the dorms... for now. I am now back home in Hawaii and looking through my outfit photo's I've shot this past spring. A sense of woeful, longing emotions wash over me as I've come to love, and miss, this city so much. This city that helped not only evolve my style, but help me evolve as an adult, still trying to figure out who I am.

I've always admired bloggers for their creativity and courage to put themselves out there and try new things. Something that astounded me was how Jen Im, from Clothes Encounters, could rock any snapback cap into an outfit and have it look so put together. It was just the right balance of casual, added to an outfit, without ever diminishing the level of chicness.

Growing up in a place surrounded by t-shirts and shorts as the main attire, and flip-flops (known more predominantly as rubber slippers in Hawaii) with snapbacks as most people's choice of accessory, you sort of have a preconceived association with them. I decided to challenge myself with donning something so casual, and styling it with something a little more feminine. The velvet, blown out designs that are scattered across the top have such an elegance to them that inspired me to mesh the two into an outfit.

I know it's no where near the caliber of Jenn Im and I have a long way to go, but I'm trying, right? I can only continue to challenge and improve myself to move forward and become better than I was yesterday. The beautiful city of San Francisco has inspired me in so many ways, and for that, I will always be forever grateful to it.

Top | Forever 21
Shorts | House of Aria
Tights | Old Navy
Necklace | House of Aria
Belt | Forever 21
Hat | The Hundreds 
Love,
Kikue

Saturday, May 23, 2015

My Style In 5 Tag


↓READ ME↓
→I really enjoyed watching Jessica Hart's fashion tag video so much that she got me really excited to do this tag video for you guys. I hope you enjoy and thank you so much for watching! 

Love,
Kikue

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〖5 QUESTIONS〗
1. Who are your style icons?
2. What is your best style advice?
3. What was your style like as a teen?
4. What type of outfit do you wear the most?
5. Who is your favorite designer?

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↓IN THIS VIDEO↓
〖PEOPLE〗
JESSICA HART'S TAG VIDEO⟶ https://youtu.be/izSmWrmJHOs
[Her original video isn't on her channel anymore, but if you would love to watch her other video's, here's her channel]


〖WEARING〗
ACID WASH CHAMBRAY SHIRT⟶ Forever21
NECKLACE⟶ House of Aria
EARRINGS⟶ Charlotte Russe
WATCH⟶ Michael Kors

LINER⟶ MAC LiquidLast in Point Black
LASHES⟶ Daiso 
FOUNDATION⟶ MakeUpForEver DuoMat 203 

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〖CREDITS〗
FILMED⟶ Taylor Kimber 
EDITED⟶ Krystyn Nakamura

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〖FOLLOW ME〗
|INSTAGRAM| http://instagram.com/lovekikue

Love,
Kikue

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone

Photos by Allison K.
It was a beautiful sun-shine filled day and I needed some QT with my friend Allison | BrokeHell. It's a struggle when you go from having class with her every week one semester, and the next semester none… but, when they're really your friend, and not just another classmate, you make time out of your busy schedule just to see them because they're someone that really matters to you. Remember to make time for the ones that matter to you, because the ones that mind, don't matter; the ones that don't mind do matter.

Cami | Costco [haha best cami's I've ever used! AND for the best price too! It comes in a double pack]
Leggings | Club Monaco
Blazer | Forever 21
Boots | Necessary Clothing
Necklace | House of Aria
Watch | Michael Kors

Love,
Kikue